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    Hi, does iPad 2 provide antivirus software? Do we have to worried about our devises may be infected?
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    Not necessary on a stock iPad. No known viruses or malware attacks on non jail broken devices.
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    We do not need to worry at all even though we download musics or videos from other websites that may be searched in google,right?
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    Not on a stock iPad.

    Apples iOS design shields one application and it's data from another in what's commonly called sand boxing. You cannot do something in one application that impacts another application.

    In addition, apps in iTunes have been screened by Apple for any potential risky behavior.
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    Ok. I can understand ! Thank u!
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    You dont need an anti virus for a jilbroken device either
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    Except that the ten or so exploits that have been found in the wild have only affected jail broken devices...
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    Those so-called viruses have only affected the jail broken devices of those individuals who do not change their passwords after installing a tweak that allows for SSH access.

    Small number of forgetful (stooopid?) people does not a problem make...

    Marilyn
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    Which does not make my statements any less true.

    The only devices that have been effected by malware in the wild were jail broken devices, therefor if you have a stock iPad you have nothing to be concerned about.

    If you have jail broken your device, you should do more research into how to protect your device from malware attacks. If you have not, you can rest assured that you are safe.

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